The fourth annual Diversity Honors presented by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to benefit the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park spotlighted those who are transforming lives by living authentically and advancing inclusiveness. The celebration served as a kick-off to Harvey Milk Day events around the world. The magical evening commenced with an elegant cocktail reception featuring live entertainment and an interactive balloon pop and raffle of more than 200 luxury items. Dinner was a feast for the senses with creative cuisine at pop-up food stations plus an open bar all night sponsored by Stolichnaya.
This year’s honorees are Dolores Huerta, president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez, with the Harvey Milk Foundation Honors Medal award presented by Stuart Milk, nephew of the late civil rights icon, Harvey Milk (1930-1978). David Richardson, Florida State Representative serving District 113 and current primary candidate for Congress in Florida’s 27th District and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Gay-Straight Alliance were also recognized as local leaders who have made a significant impact on improving the quality of life for the LGBTQ community. The awards presentation followed by a decadent Stoli after-party with desserts, live entertainment, dancing and flowing spirits.
Pictures by: Ivan Calderon